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Asthma in West Sweden - a translational study from epidemiology to proteomics

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Title: Asthma in West Sweden - a translational study from epidemiology to proteomics
Authors: Ekerljung, Linda
Issue Date: 20-Nov-2012
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Inst of Medicine. Department of Internal Medicine and Clinical Nutrition
Parts of work: I. Lötvall J, Ekerljung L, Rönmark E.P, Wennergren G, Linden A, Rönmark E, Torén K and Lundbäck B. West Sweden Asthma Study: prevalence trends over the last 18 years argues no recent increase in asthma. Respir Res. 2009 Oct 12;10:94.

II. Ekerljung L, Bossios A, Lötvall J, Olin AC, Rönmark E, Wennergren G, Torén K and Lundbäck B. Multi-symptom asthma as an indication of disease severity in epidemiology. Eur Respir J. 2011 Oct;38(4):825-32.

III. Ekerljung L, Bjerg A, Lötvall J, Bossios A, Wennergren G and Lundbäck B. Increased use of asthma medications strengthens multi-symptom asthma as a marker of severe disease – report from the West Sweden Asthma Study. Unpublished manuscript.

IV. Ekerljung L, O’Neil S.E, Sihlbom C, Bossios A, Lötvall J, Hansson S and Lundbäck B. Quantitative proteomics on nasal lavage fluid from asthma phenotypes. Unpublished manuscript.
Date of Defence: 2012-11-23
Disputation: Fredagen den 23 november 2012, kl 13.00, Hörsal Ivan Östholm, Medicinaregatan 13
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: asthma
respiratory symptoms
Abstract: Asthma has been increasing in prevalence and morbidity, however it is unclear if the increase continues. Asthma has long been regarded as a single disease entity, but is now recognised as a heterogenic disease with different phenotypes. The overall aim was to investigate asthma and selected phenotypes in the population with regard to prevalence, medication use and differences in mechanism. In an epidemiologic study of 18 870 responders to a postal questionnaire, living in Gothenburg and Västra ... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-8573-1
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